Though it's a quiet night for hockey with just one game on the NHL schedule, there are several things worth noting tonight. They include a CFL showdown in Toronto, the start of baseball's ALCS in Baltimore and a stroll down memory lane in Edmonton. Here's a look.
Kickoff to Thanksgiving weekend
It's only the start of the Thanksgiving weekend in Canada but the Argos and the Tiger-Cats hooked up at the Rogers Centre in a key game with major playoff implications. It's their second meeting of the year (Hamilton won the first on Labour Day) and with the teams separated by only two points in the standings with Hamilton on top, it's vital with only four games remaining.
Play ball in Baltimore
There's fresh blood in the American League Championships Series as the Baltimore Orioles host the Kansas City Royals for the start of the best-of-seven round. Baltimore hasn't won the World Series since 1983, while the Royals, who last won it in 1985, haven't even been to,the playoffs for 29 years. Until now, that is, and one of these teams will advance to the World Series.
Wrigley Field Reconstruction
The $575 million reconstruction of Wrigley Field, expected to take four years though the ballpark will be playable for 2015 is taking aim at the bleachers along Chicago's Waveland and Sheffield avenues. Outside work has begun and inside some of the famous brick walls will be taken done and reassembled.
Some of the statues have already been removed for refurbishing including Ernie Banks and broadcaster Harry Caray.
Legends of the fall - Oilers' reunion
Members of the Edmonton Oilers 1984 Stanley Cup championship team have a reunion at the Rexall Centre this evening. 1984 was the year the Oilers won the first of five championships, following up in 1985, '87, '88 and '90. Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Grant Fuhr, Glenn Anderson were on hand with proceeds from the event going to the Edmonton Oilers community Foundation is support of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation.
Tickets were available earlier Friday, some at 2 for $99. Messier was quoted as saying he'd put the 1984 Oilers up against any team, any time, and liked their chances of winning.